Eisenberg Audio has released VIER, a new software synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows.
VIER, which means 'four' in German, emulates the Doepfer MS-404, a famous monophonic analogue synthesizer from the 1990s. Today, the now vintage MS-404 is not only known to synthesizer insiders, but enjoys a large fan base of musicians.
The Doepfer MS-404 was a single rack device, and VIER combines four independent rack modules in one seamless interface. VIER uses modern technologies for its synthesis engine, such as anti-aliasing oscillators, which are capable of audio range modulation and zero-delay feedback filters best known from synthesizers like LuSH, Monark or Diva.
VIER offers a wide range of options for parameter linking and cross modulation as well as intelligent voice management. Thus, VIER is much more than an emulation of a vintage synthesizer, and much more than the sum of four parts.
The parameter linking allows the building of groups, which can be manipulated and modulated by macro parameters together, offering fast access to the most important sound properties, and operates the four modules as one unit. VIER also contains a broad variety of factory presets that may be loaded, adjusted, saved, or marked as favorites. Additionally, users may create, save and load their own presets.
The intelligent voice management offers different creative modes, in which each note of a chord can be assigned to the four different modules and operated with unlimited polyphony.
VIER runs stand-alone on Windows and Mac OS X or as plugin via VST, AU, RTAS and AAX.
Availability & Pricing
VIER is available now. Until September 30, 2014, VIER is available for an introductory price of $69.00 (EUR 69.00). The regular price will be $99.00 (EUR 99.00)
A free trial version is available at eisenberg-audio.de/downloads/vier
For more information, please visit www.eisenberg-audio.de/vier